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May 11, 2016

(video) PATAGONIA 8K — Stunning!

Filed under: Fun–or–AMAZING Stuff!,Photography • jf — Jeff Fenske @ 7:17 pm

Looks almost 3D at 1440p resolution! STUNNING, watching at 1440p, one step up from 1080p, which seems blah in comparison. 2160p doesn’t do better on my computer. And 4320p breaks up for me.

Music is MAJESTIC too!

More details and companion video here.

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PATAGONIA 8K

Timestorm Films

Timestorm Films

Published on Aug 1, 2015

Patagonia 8K explores the beautiful and rough landscapes of southern Chile and Argentina. Shot in 8K resolution on a medium format camera it’s aimed to deliver the most realistic experience.
Shot in 6 weeks, travelling over 7500km from Santiago to Punta Arenas we captured roughly 100.000 still frames that combine into this timelapse video.
FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/TimestormFilms | TWITTER: https://twitter.com/martinheck
WEBSITE: http://www.timestormfilms.com/

Vimeo Version: https://vimeo.com/134530201
Soundtrack: Finale – John Paesano

footage is available for licensing in 8K&4K. For professional inquiries please contact me: martin@timestormfilms.net

GEAR LIST:
-Pentax 645Z
-Pentax 25mm f4
-Pentax 55mm f2.8
-Pentax 120mm f4 macro
-Canon EOS 6D
-Canon 70-200mm f4 L
-Canon 24-105mm f4 L
-Samyang 14mm f2.8
-Sony A7s [metabones adaptor]
-eMotimo TB3 Black
-Dynamic Perception Stage One [with customized carbon rods]

April 26, 2016

The Cutthroat World of Landscape Photography — “I have known photographers who create FAKE accounts just to CRITICIZE other photographers or to BOOST their own work” – Jay Patel

Filed under: Personal • jf,Photography • jf,SPIRITUAL • jf — Jeff Fenske @ 3:39 am

My own experience:

I’ve sometimes spoken of the EXTREME JEALOUSY some photographers have of others. They can be full of hate as a result, and can wish evil on other photographers, what I call James-3 cursing. Because that’s what James says not to do in chapter 3 of this Bible book.

Part of this has to do with the “love of money” being the root of all evil. Competition in a field which involves making money can get doggy dog when people aren’t living in the Son, and don’t even try to love their neighbor as themselves — Jesus’ second greatest commandment.

This is from Jay Patel:

3 Wrong Reasons to pursue Landscape Photography

So the question is…why do you want to become a landscape photographer? If you do it for the wrong reason you are bound to be disillusioned and frustrated in this cut throat world of landscape photography. …

It is ALL about Likes, Tweets and +1s

Landscape photography is becoming highly competitive in this world of social media. Social media feeds on the LOOK AT ME! factor; this means that many landscape photographers are after as many tweets, likes, and +1s as they get on their favorite social media network. Over the years, I have known photographers who create fake accounts just to criticize other photographers or to boost their own work.

Entire Article Here

April 17, 2016

(video) Nature Photographer Erik Stensland – jpeg2RAW Photo Podcast

Filed under: Photography • jf — Jeff Fenske @ 5:18 am

I like Eric’s attitude regarding competition:

1.00 “I’m not competing with anyone else.” Other photographers are friends. “Am I expressing myself well?” “As long as I’m pursuing my passion….” “…as well as listening to my customers, and the things they’re looking for.”

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RAW LIVE FEED – #170 – Erik Stensland – jpeg2RAW Photo Podcast

Mike Howard

Mike Howard

Streamed live on Apr 12, 2016

Weekly photography podcast talking about photography, photos and tips. We interview interesting photographers about their work and how they do what they do. The show also keeps in mind the beginner when discussing different photography methods.

March 31, 2016

These Photos Show What a Peacock Feather Looks Like Up Close — Peacock feathers are designed by God to dazzle and attract a mate, but they’re equally amazing when viewed from up close. Waldo Nell photographed one through a microscope, and the resulting photos look like colorful abstract art!

Filed under: Fun–or–AMAZING Stuff!,Photography • jf — Jeff Fenske @ 3:54 pm

From: PetaPixel

These Photos Show What a Peacock Feather Looks Like Up Close

Peacock feathers are designed [by God – ed.] to dazzle and attract a mate, but they’re equally amazing when viewed from up close. Canadian photographer Waldo Nell photographed one through a microscope, and the resulting photos look like colorful abstract art.

Nell shot the photos through an Olympus BX 53 microscope and a Canon Rebel T3i DSLR. Each image is composed of hundreds of photos that were stacked and blended to create single images with higher resolution and greater depth of field.

Nell works as a software engineer, but he’s also an “avid photographer interested in the extraordinary.”

You can find more of Nell’s work on Flickr and on 500px.

Entire Article HERE!

March 18, 2016

(video) Todd Salat: Tips for Aurora hunting in Alaska

Filed under: Photography • jf — Jeff Fenske @ 10:22 pm

Delightful 10 minute interview by KTVA!

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Frontiers Extra: Tips for Aurora hunting in Alaska

Photographer Todd Salat shares his tricks

January 27, 2016

(video) Lights for friends – 4K realtime northern lights – Norway

Filed under: Fun–or–AMAZING Stuff!,Photography • jf — Jeff Fenske @ 10:56 am

The glory of God, overhead!!!

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Lights for friends – 4K realtime northern lights

Ole C. Salomonsen 

January 17, 2016

(video) Painting in the Dark: The Struggle for Art in A World Obsessed with Popularity — Will we still make our art even if no one is watching? • After 10 long years Van Gogh sold a painting | What isn’t stated: “After years of anxiety and frequent bouts of mental illness he died aged 37 from a self-inflicted gunshot wound” • So maybe Van Gogh should have sought God until he found Him, instead of trying to keep painting — having started out deeply religious…

Filed under: Photography • jf — Jeff Fenske @ 6:07 am

“After 10 long years he sold a painting.”

“Will we still make our art even if no one is watching?”

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From:  Why You Should Keep on Shooting, Even If No One is Watching

In a world obsessed with views, likes, and viral hits, it can be discouraging to feel like no one is paying any attention to the art you make. If that describes your photography, then you should watch this fantastic 10-minute video essay titled “Painting in the Dark: The Struggle for Art in A World Obsessed with Popularity.”

In it, Adam Westbrook of Delve takes a look at the life and work of Vincent van Gogh. Although he is now one of history’s most celebrated artists, Van Gogh struggled through years of poverty and obscurity during which no one cared about his efforts.

Westbrook shares how Van Gogh started painting relatively late in his life: he was 27 when he completed his first painting, and he knew very little about art at the time.

It would be another 10 years before he sold his first painting, so Van Gogh spent a decade painting with no audience except for his younger brother. During this time, Van Gogh constantly struggled to make ends meet, and he would often write about how hungry he was. …

..despite all the challenges he experienced, he was extremely prolific: in his short career that lasted about a decade, he created roughly 900 paintings and 1,100 drawings and sketches — that’s an average of 200 pieces per year, or 1 every 1.825 days.

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What they don’t say:

“He was deeply religious as a younger man and aspired to be a pastor. From 1879 he worked as a missionary in a mining region in Belgium where he sketched people from the local community.”

“After years of anxiety and frequent bouts of mental illness he died aged 37 from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.” (source)

So maybe Van Gogh should have sought God until he found Him, instead of trying to keep painting….

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The Long Game Part 3: Painting in the Dark

from Delve

December 6, 2015

(video) 4K Real-Time Auroras by Todd Salat — Brooks Range Alaska!

Filed under: Fun–or–AMAZING Stuff!,Photography • jf — Jeff Fenske @ 9:39 pm

Breathtaking, really special, real-time aurora footage that includes lovely music, a shooting star and a wolf howling (after the credits).

Todd nailed the exposure too! Some are shot too hot, which blows out some of the brighter lights.

Vimeo version here

I don’t know of anything in nature that shows the glory of God as awesomely as the Northern Lights.

Give God glory!!!!!!!

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4K Real-Time Auroras by Todd Salat

Todd Salat

Todd Salat

Published on Nov 12, 2015

**** PIXELATION ALERT ***** For some unknown reason this version of my video has become pixelated after I uploaded it to YouTube. I also have a smoother version 2 posted at the top of http://www.aurorahunter.com.

Night 11 of the Aurora Hunt was The Night! Here’s an 8-minute video containing my 1st ever real-time aurora footage shot with the Sony A7s II mirrorless camera (with Nikkor 24mm/f1.4 lens). This is the ACTUAL SPEED the northern lights were dancing. I was on a 2-1/2 week aurora hunt which took me 750 road-tripping miles from my Anchorage home to the Brooks Range of Northern Alaska. November 1, 2015 was scary windy with snowdrifts forming on the Haul Road but the aurora explosions that filled the sky were fantastic! I’ve been aurora hunting for a living since 1997 and this blew me away. Hope you enjoy.
Cheers, Todd ~ AuroraHunter.com

Todd also said this in a comment on his Facebook page:

“I started the 11 day count when I departed from Anchorage. A few days to Fbx, then a couple days up the Haul Rd to Coldfoot. Then I truck camped a couple nights north of Wiseman along the Dietrich River (beautiful!). Drove up and over Atigun Pass and camped toward Galbraith Lake out by Toolik Field Station. That’s where the North Slope begins. I’ve driven the 100+ mile leg up to Prudhoe/Deahorse but not this time. I prefer the rough & rugged topography of the Brooks Range….although if you’re looking for caribou & muskox the Slope is good for that. When I start to run low on gas & camper propane I make my way back south and celebrate and top off my reserves in Coldfoot Camp. This truck stop is a lot more inviting when coming home than when you’re going up. …”

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